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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Rages Against The Chemours Company Dumping Toxins Into the Cape Fear River

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Randy Blythe posted the following message on Instagram almost a week ago, but somehow no one in the media picked up on it (that includes MetalSucks, obviously). It’s still worth reading. It will give you nightmares, especially with the Flint, MI water crisis still fresh in our minds. But you have to know: this is the evil we’re up against. These people don’t care about the environment, and they sure as hell don’t care about you. We all need to do what we can to combat fuckers like this — even if it’s by doing something as simple as re-posting Randy’s message on Instagram (per his request) to spread awareness.

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PLEASE READ & REPOST. I was born in MD, a few miles from the Chesapeake Bay. I grew up in Tidewater, VA & Cape Fear, NC. I’m a coastal native, born & bred. My family lives in Tidewater & Cape Fear. I’m a hardcore surfer, swimmer, fisherman, kayaker, paddle boarder. I wrote my last book in Cape Fear, & those of you here know that I shoot photos in/of the ocean & coastal areas often- water is my life in a visceral way. Now it’s come to light that Chemours, a division of the giant DuPont corp, has been dumping the UNREGULATED toxin Gen X into our water supply, the Cape Fear River (which dumps DIRECTLY into the sea), for AT LEAST 6 years from 100 miles upriver in Fayetteville. Gen X replaced C8/PFOA, a compound used in Teflon until DuPont had to payout millions to residents of Ohio & West Virginia, THE LARGEST SETTLEMENT IN EPA HISTORY- it was discovered C8 caused cancer, birth defects & other problems in area residents- DuPont knew about its toxicity since AT LEAST 1961, but concealed it- this is history, not conspiracy theory. Now Cape Fear folks are extremely alarmed about Gen X in our drinking water, a UNREGULATED toxin that displays a lot of the same properties of C8. At a closed door meeting between Chemours reps & area officials, tap water was provided- Chemours reps declined to drink it. But I have been drinking it- FOR YEARS. My mother & brother have been- FOR YEARS. My other brother, his wife, & my little nephew have been drinking it when they visit Mom- FOR YEARS. We don’t know the long-term effects of Gen X yet, because it’s newer & UNREGULATED. I ordered reverse osmosis filtration systems for my family, the only way to remove Gen X from water. But it’s already in MY FAMILY, & it’s in ME. We don’t know what it will do to us. No one does- adverse effects from toxins often take years to build up & manifest in people. Then what? We sue? Money doesn’t help when you’re dying of cancer. “Only after the last tree’s cut, & the last river poisoned, only after the last fish is caught, will you find that money cannot be eaten”- I adopted that Cree prophecy for lyrics almost 10 years ago. I STILL DON’T WANT TO DRINK POISON. #Leica #CapeFear #chemours

PLEASE READ & REPOST. I was born in MD, a few miles from the Chesapeake Bay. I grew up in Tidewater, VA & Cape Fear, NC. I'm a coastal native, born & bred. My family lives in Tidewater & Cape Fear. I'm a hardcore surfer, swimmer, fisherman, kayaker, paddle boarder. I wrote my last book in Cape Fear, & those of you here know that I shoot photos in/of the ocean & coastal areas often- water is my life in a visceral way. Now it's come to light that Chemours, a division of the giant DuPont corp, has been dumping the UNREGULATED toxin Gen X into our water supply, the Cape Fear River (which dumps DIRECTLY into the sea), for AT LEAST 6 years from 100 miles upriver in Fayetteville. Gen X replaced C8/PFOA, a compound used in Teflon until DuPont had to payout millions to residents of Ohio & West Virginia, THE LARGEST SETTLEMENT IN EPA HISTORY- it was discovered C8 caused cancer, birth defects & other problems in area residents- DuPont knew about its toxicity since AT LEAST 1961, but concealed it- this is history, not conspiracy theory. Now Cape Fear folks are extremely alarmed about Gen X in our drinking water, a UNREGULATED toxin that displays a lot of the same properties of C8. At a closed door meeting between Chemours reps & area officials, tap water was provided- Chemours reps declined to drink it. But I have been drinking it- FOR YEARS. My mother & brother have been- FOR YEARS. My other brother, his wife, & my little nephew have been drinking it when they visit Mom- FOR YEARS. We don't know the long-term effects of Gen X yet, because it's newer & UNREGULATED. I ordered reverse osmosis filtration systems for my family, the only way to remove Gen X from water. But it's already in MY FAMILY, & it's in ME. We don't know what it will do to us. No one does- adverse effects from toxins often take years to build up & manifest in people. Then what? We sue? Money doesn't help when you're dying of cancer. "Only after the last tree's cut, & the last river poisoned, only after the last fish is caught, will you find that money cannot be eaten"- I adopted that Cree prophecy for lyrics almost 10 years ago. I STILL DON'T WANT TO DRINK POISON. #Leica #CapeFear #chemours

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Thanks: Timothy K.

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